Compare Amiloride vs. spironolactone

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Midamor (Amiloride)

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Removes extra water from your body.

Aldactone (spironolactone) should be used with other medicines to get rid of excess fluid in your body, especially if you have heart failure.

Upsides
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  • Has a low risk of causing muscle problems from low potassium levels in your blood.
  • More useful when taken with another diuretic that'll also help your body get rid of extra fluids.
  • Can lower blood pressure.
  • Reduces the risk of death in people with heart failure.
Downsides
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  • Aldactone (spironolactone) doesn't work well on its own. It should be used with another drug to help get rid of excess fluids.
  • Has many possible side effects, especially when higher doses are used.
  • Can increase the risk of tumor growth.
  • You'll need to have blood tests done regularly since Aldactone (spironolactone) can affect your potassium levels and kidneys.
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Side effects
The Midamor (Amiloride) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Aldactone (spironolactone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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  • Low blood pressure

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Heart problems from high potassium

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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